I have read in many a vintage blog and got the impression that Jeans are an article of clothing that seem not to be a standard favorite. Many vintage gals swear off jeans and to a certain extent I get why they do it. I assume they want to break away from the modern style of dressing and wear more obvious vintage inspired outfits.
But you see here is where I have the problem. You really can't get any more vintage than a pair of blue Jeans!
The earliest Jeans were made in 1852 for a young miner but it wasn't until 1873 by Jacob Davis, Levi Strauss, and Calvin Rogers created the patent for Jeans. They were originally designed for cowboys but became increasingly popular in the 1940's and 1950's-first among the working class and then among teenagers.
Women did not shy away from the use of Jeans in the 1940's and beyond. Many celebrities such as Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe wore them often and preferred the comfort and ease that they gave.
Jeans have changed in style throughout the years-in the 1940's they were styled like men's trousers, 1950's they were capri styled, 1960's cuffed, 1970's flared, etc. They have lasted and been around for almost 140 years and if they aren't vintage I really don't know what is!
For those who seek 1940's and 1950's reproduction Jeans you can find them at: Freddies of Pinewood, Vivien of Holloway, and Lily Scarlet. I hope to add a pair of 1940's reproduction Jeans one day to my daily vintage wardrobe. Until then, I hope this post inspired you to add some to yours!!